Production Program Manager 3 Northridge, CA

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman's Defense Systems sector is looking for Program Manager 3 within the Advanced Weapons Business Unit, located in Northridge, CA. The Program Manager will work with a high performing team on the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) Production portfolio.

The primary objective will be the delivery of all contractual requirements on cost and on schedule, while achieving all technical requirements and creating customer intimacy to support value creation strategies and actions. The individual will lead a cross-functional organization aligned to common program performance goals.

Program Managers are responsible for leading all phases of the program life cycle from inception (proposal development) through startup, execution, and completion (contract closeout).

  • Responsible for the cost, schedule and technical performance of company programs of major programs, including periodic estimates at completion (EACs)

  • Acts as primary customer contact for program activities, leading program gate review sessions with customer to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance

  • Effectively communicate progress to customers, senior leadership and companywide audiences

  • Participates in the negotiation of contracts and contract change management

  • Establishes program milestones and monitors adherence to master plans and schedules

  • Identifies program problems and determines solutions, including the creation and execution of return-to-green (RTG) plans

  • Establishes and manages program risks and opportunities

  • Coordinates the preparation of proposals, capture plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets and financial terms/conditions of contract

  • Develops new business or expands the product line with the customer

  • Coordinates staffing resource and facility needs with functional areas for programs within their program portfolio

  • Establishing a program organization that effectively addresses customer requirements and incorporates the necessary internal and external sub-organizations

  • Leading and directing cross-functional teams to meet program cost, schedule and technical performance objectives

  • Measuring and reporting program performance

  • Delivering presentations to customers, executive management and other program stakeholders

  • Participating in the negotiation of contracts, contract changes, specifications, operating budgets, schedule milestones, and key terms and conditions.

  • Identification, distribution, tracking, and completion of program requirements

  • Identifying, allocating and managing program resources, including workforce planning

  • Managing Government/customer supplied property or information (GFE, CFE, etc.)

  • Managing suppliers to meet program objectives.

  • Adherence to all internal processes, policies, and applicable industry standards

  • Ensuring program team understands and adheres to contract scope, and manages change through control board activities

  • Development and adherence to master plans and schedules

Basic Qualifications:

  • Position requires a Bachelor's Degree with 10 years of experience, Masters with 8 and PHD with 6 years of experience.

  • 5 years of experience leading the performance of tasks on schedule, at cost and achieving all requirements as project lead, integrated program team or cost account manager

  • 5 years of demonstrated success leading teams/and or organizations to achieve a common goal

  • Secret security clearance required, or ability to obtain

  • Relevant contract type experience including FFP, CPFF, etc

  • Experience working programs as the Prime Contractor

Salary Range: $176,100 - $264,100

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

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